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Re: Grimes Glen Climb and Explore

Postby spec » Thu May 20, 2010 1:22 am

Matt wrote:I think i will take a drive down after the race, regardless of the weather... at the very least i can pick up a grape pie for the lost finale (I have a feeling I'm going to need it).



Excellent! I'm looking forward to meeting everyone! 1pm at Grimes it is!! ;)
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Re: Grimes Glen Climb and Explore

Postby spec » Thu May 20, 2010 1:31 am

bremer wrote:There is a lean-to along the angel falls tributary. Heres a map of all the trails and lean-to's in the area:
Trail Map

Also, if interested there is a small gully on this map just south of Conklin that can be accessed from the FLX Trail. My hiking friend and I call this Hatch Hill Falls. Its dry come summer but has some nice falls this time of year. I will post some photos in the falls section sometime soon.


Great info, thanks!! I'm glad to know it's there. I'm hoping to spend a night there sometime this summer. I figure I can start one day and get a lot of exploring done in the area, crash for the night on High Tor, then explore a bit more before heading home the next day. Thanks again!
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Re: Grimes Glen Climb and Explore

Postby hobkyl » Thu May 20, 2010 5:39 am

Yeah my plan is be at the barns about sunrise. Ill hike up Tannery and meet you guys at Conklin by 9 I hope...although only time will tell. Im kinda curious to explore above the 2 tier falls as Bremer pointed out and may do that. If you guys cant make it out that early dont worry about it, I'll either find you in Conklin or we will just meet at Grimes around 1.
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Re: Grimes Glen Climb and Explore

Postby hobkyl » Thu May 20, 2010 7:42 pm

Weather is shaping up...The Weather Channel is now saying partly cloudly/chance of rain and 73. :up:
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Re: Grimes Glen Climb and Explore

Postby spec » Fri May 21, 2010 5:32 am

hobkyl wrote:Weather is shaping up...The Weather Channel is now saying partly cloudly/chance of rain and 73. :up:



Up to 76!!! w00t!!
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Re: Grimes Glen Climb and Explore

Postby George » Fri May 21, 2010 7:31 am

Looks like I need to be Horse Show Dad this weekend. Flighty beasts and stressed-out teenagers instead of waterfalling :angry:
I hope you guys have a safe and productive trip.
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Re: Grimes Glen Climb and Explore

Postby spec » Sat May 22, 2010 6:53 am

Weather Channel is saying 73 again, and now it's saying there's a chance of rain for the whole day, rather than clearing in the afternoon as it said before. Only a 30% chance tho.

See you at Conklin at 9am, Kyle! Matt, we'll see you at Grimes at 1pm!
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Re: Grimes Glen Climb and Explore

Postby hobkyl » Sat May 22, 2010 1:08 pm

See you guys there. I should be there by 9 but if not head on in and Ill catch up.
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Re: Grimes Glen Climb and Explore

Postby Matt » Sat May 22, 2010 7:07 pm

I'm going to try my best to arrive by 1... but it all depends on the race... don't wait for me.
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Re: Grimes Glen Climb and Explore

Postby cbobcat49 » Sun May 23, 2010 6:43 am

The weather looks beautiful! At least here in Buffalo at 7:45am. You guys have fun!
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Re: Grimes Glen Climb and Explore

Postby spec » Sun May 23, 2010 8:15 pm

cbobcat49 wrote:The weather looks beautiful! At least here in Buffalo at 7:45am. You guys have fun!



We had a great day! I'm just getting done with a nice warm shower and getting ready to take a good snooze. Kyle, Ben, and I ended up doing Clark Gully in the morning, then the three of us met Matt at Grimes in the afternoon. We hiked all the way up the the 3rd falls with a few stops to play in the water along the way. Neither Ben nor I took many photos today, but I'm looking forward to seeing Kyle's and Matt's shots.

We NEED to do something like this again. I had an absolute blast today.
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Re: Grimes Glen Climb and Explore

Postby hobkyl » Mon May 24, 2010 7:09 am

It was alot of fun but after my close encounter I am at the stage where I am seriously debating if I will ever hike in creeks alone or in ones that dont have ropes like Clarks and Tannery. Which really sucks because there are many more falls and gullies I want to see. But the outcome could have been so different. I kept jerking awake last night with a falling sensation I dont know how much sleep I got but it wasnt much.

I was at the top of a 20' ish falls in Clarks when my feet went out from under me and I went down over the falls into the shallow pool at the bottom. I decided to go up the way Ive always gone up...Ben and Andy decided to go up the other side the one that didnt involve standing on a smooth sloped rockface in an inch of rushing water. Less than 2' from a safe flat foothold, my foot went out from under me-my body followed and before I knew it I was completely underwater at the base of the falls. It took only a second to realize I didnt break anything and I was up and out of the water. First thing to check was my phone...wet. Second thing camera in my backpack...it survived! I should have called it a day right there, but pushed on up Clarks and then went to Grimes. Today I am feeling it.

If I get around to it Ill try to post some pics later today.
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